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Chapin recommended as new MMS principal

Mark Chapin, assistant Meyer Middle School principal, is being recommended by Superintendent Tom Westerhaus to become the school's acting principal.

The recommendation will be taken up Tuesday night by the school board's Personnel Committee. If approved it will go before the full school board Monday night, July 19.

Chapin will fill in for Mike Johnson during the 2010-11 school year.

Johnson, who was MMS principal for four years, was recently hired to be the school district's academic services director.

A regional search to find a permanent MMS principal will begin later in winter, Westerhaus has said. Chapin could apply for the permanent job.

Chapin, who has a master's from UW-Eau Claire, has been MMS assistant principal for one year and before that was an assistant high school principal in Ellsworth.

His proposed yearly pay as MMS acting principal would be $100,332.